Technical Product Specialist at sweetgreen

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This is an interesting opportunity to apply the years of education and short-lived internships in becoming an expert at the crossroads of technology and the retail/hospitality industry but not limited to. Technology has been disrupting many industries and retail/hospitality is no exception. This role will be fixated on understanding the technology products that are a driving force in hospitality. Some might be older but constantly evolving and some new that they only exist as a prototype in a garage somewhere, and many others inbetween. The responsibility will be to fully understand all aspects of the relevant products sweetgreen leverages including hardware, software, network (wired/wireless), OS, product configuration, functionality. They will also work closely with product engineering group internal or external to drive the testing of new functionality as well as being a feedback loop from the userbase.


We are seeking a technologist who are curious by nature and possess uncanny knack for understanding products through thinking in systems.

Purpose of Position: Responsible for evaluating/implementing/configuring/documenting/maintaining relevant technology products being used at sweetgreen and evaluated to be used in the future.


Become the technology product specialistPrimary Job Responsibilities:

    • QSR ConnectSmart Kitchen
    • PAR Brink POS
      • Programming using available extensibility utilities
      • Investigating and understanding any and all interfaces 
      • Researching visualization capabilities
    • Rational Oven (technology)
  • Participate in new product evaluation and prototype building
  • Assist in troubleshooting production issues with the product
  • Participate in strategic roadmap for products
  • Document the journey in becoming an expert technical product specialist

 Job Requirements: 

  • Relevant education in technology: computer science, engineering, information systems, mathematics, sciences(i.e. biology/chemistry)
  • Internships with emphasis on technology
  • Excellent observation and documentation skills capturing details
  • Foundational understanding of systems 
  • Excellent written, verbal skills and interpersonal communication 
    • Provide samples : technical documentations/diagrams
  • Proficient in usage of the following technologies:
    • Windows, MacOS, G-Suite, Jira, Slack, Confluence, Box, MS-Office, diagramming tool
    • One or more of information-collection methods: OneNote, Evernote, Excel
  • Basic Understanding of:
    • Systems Architecture
    • IoT, Cloud

Nice to have:

  • Any experience in service sector industry
  • Can work independently and self-driven with little guidance

About sweetgreen: sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we're committed to leaving people better than we found them. We're in the business of feeding people, and we're out to change what that means


About sweetgreen Technology: sweetgreen technology is setting the bar for innovation in operational excellence and guest experience. Sweetgreen intends to disrupt the restaurant industry by leveraging technology to connect people with real food.


Come join the sweetlife! 

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law. 

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
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    • GrailsLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

FAMILY FUND

The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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